8/7/08

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies




The key word here is "chewy". I like chewy. No, I love chewy cookies. Sam does too, and because of that, we love this recipe. Just about any cookie with chocolate chips stuck in it can taste pretty darn good, but the texture is just as important. This recipe makes that perfect chewy cookie that stays chewy. It doesn't get crunchy and crisp after you leave them sit for a day like some I've tried. Oh, and they taste heavenly. The best part is that you can make them bigger and stick some vanilla ice cream between two of them and have a delicious ice cream sandwich...mmmmmm!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

In a large bowl, beat together:
1 c. real butter, unsalted
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 t. vanilla

Beat until the mixture looks soft and whispy:


In the food processor or blender, blend 2-1/2 c. of oats (the secret to the chewy goodness) until they are the consistency of flour, like this:


To the ground oats add:
2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda

Mix it well and combine with the sugar/butter mixture
:


Once it is well combined, add in a bag of your favorite flavored chips (chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate, ect.) I decided to try these new white chocolate/semi-sweet chocolate swirl chips (and they are good):


You could also add chopped walnuts, if so desired. Using a small melon baller (or your hands) make small balls and lay on a parchment paper lined sheet:


Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes. I leave some in for the whole time to get a darker cookie, and some in for just 8 minutes to get a really light, softer cookie. Both are delicious. This recipe makes quite a few dozen. Store them in an airtight container and enjoy all week long!


I was excited to finally receive my copy of the 4th book in the Twilight series today, Breaking Dawn, in the mail today. I know it's for teens, but I love this series for an interesting and quick read. I won't lie, Edward the vampire is hot. Too hot for teenage girls. He needs a woman, not a girl! :) Is anyone else reading this book right now? If so, we'll have to discuss it because I know I'll finish it in less than a day, even if it means staying up until early daylight hours to do so!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love chewy cookies too! I'll try this one out on Sunday night. That way, I'll only eat a few and take the rest to the office to give away on Monday. If I made them tonight, I'd eat them all!

Peggy

Sheri said...

I am with Peggy except no matter what I would eat them all!

I still have to read the third book of the Twilight series. I am behind! Edward needs me! LOL. I am horrible disappointed in the young man chosen for Edward for the movie. He looks nothing like the Edward I have imagined and is far from interesting or beautiful. Looks more like a kid playing dress up on Halloween. Bella is a decent choice though.What do you think?

alice said...

another recipe that I must try! I am also a chewy cookie fan.

My daughter is reading the twilight series. I have read the first one, and also need to catch up with the rest.

Amy said...

Hi! Not sure how I stumbled onto your blog but i'm VERY excited to try this cookie recipe. LOVE oatmeal cookies. Also, I have already finished Breaking Dawn. Total torture waiting for friends to finish so we can discuss.
Fun book!
Amy

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I just love your blog. It always makes me very hungry. And happy. :)

Liz said...

Ok, those cookies look delicious and are totally undermining my diet! :)

Tell me all about what you thought of the book when you're done!

Mattie said...

Thanks for the recipe.I've been looking for a good soft oatmeal cookie

Lynn said...

Chewy cookies are the BEST! Thanks for sharing.

And how far up north are you? I grew up a Hodag :-)

Millie said...

Fabulous recipe Tanya! Do you think it would be OK to add some raisins or craisins as well?
Millie ^_^

Tanya said...

Sheri, I love who they picked for Edward. I think he's alluring and hot!

Amy, so glad you stopped by! I'm almost done with Breaking Dawn!

Lynn-Rhinelander is a bit over an hour from here!

Millie, they'd be great with those additions...yum!

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

ChickenStamps said...

I baked these cookies this morning and they are delicious. My husband doesn't like oatmeal in his cookies and I do. Since the oatmeal in this recipe is ground I decided to give it a try. He could tell it was oatmeal but because there were no whole oats he still liked them. He just said "we should have got more milk." I think that means he's planning to eat more of them. Coming from him, that is like a 5-star review.

Great recipe, great blog...Tanya, you're just all-around great!! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for the great cookie recipe. As usual, my son informed me at 9pm that his AP Biology class was having a cookie day "tommorrow" could I make cookies?. I scrambled to find a chewy oatmeal chocolate chip recipe and found yours! I made a few changes for convenience sake and they turned out fabulous! I used only brown sugar, 1 cup flour and 3 cups ground oats (I had already ground the oatmeal and couldn't measure out the flakes to then grind) and pecans instead of walnuts. The results were a chewy soft oatmeal chocolate pecan cookies. Thanks for the inspiration!
Renygirl
Psalms 34:8 Taste and see the Lord is good!

Ieasha said...

I love these cookies, I did two batches already, one for my husbands work and one for a road trip. Delicious!!!!

Noah Wayne Jude said...

i read breaking dawn and by far it was the best one i have read in the whole series

Anonymous said...

never baked this kind before. so looking up the recipe online, ur title bar caught my eye....
the recipe sounds delic! i LOVE to cook, bake, so i know, by your details and extra qoutes in your recipe, they will be good. Thank you for sharing! have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

I am in the middle of baking these right now. First batch out of the oven and the are chewy as promised!! The only moderation I made was adding a teaspoon of cinnamon. My husband and I love chocolate and cinnamon and since most oatmeal cookie recipes call for it I decided to try it. They are delicous. Im sure they would be just as good without the cinnamon. I love when I get a recipe off line and it turns out. I will be returning to your site to see what else you've got. Thanks!!
Mother to be from IL